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1. A spiral scroll-like ornament such as that used on an Ionic capital.
a. A spiral formation, such as one of the whorls of a gastropod shell.
b. Any of various marine gastropod mollusks of the family Volutidae, having a spiral, often colorfully marked shell.

[French, from Italian voluta, from Latin volūta, from feminine past participle of volvere, to turn, roll; see wel- in Indo-European roots.]

vo·lut′ed (-lo͞o′tĭd) adj.


(Architecture) architect having a carved ornament, esp as used on an Ionic capital, that has the form of a spiral scroll
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Adj.1.voluted - in the shape of a coilvoluted - in the shape of a coil    
coiled - curled or wound (especially in concentric rings or spirals); "a coiled snake ready to strike"; "the rope lay coiled on the deck"


adj (Archit) → mit Voluten (versehen)
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